The UPSC allows Dogri literature as one of the optional literature subjects for the Civil Services Main Examination. Dogri is one of the 22 official languages of India included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India. Dogri has a rich literature and tradition of translations, original works like dramas, poetry and philosophy.
Being a language subject, candidates who are proficient in Dogri and have studied it as a part of their curriculum or have learnt Dogri as their mother tongue should take up this optional. The paper has to be written in the Devanagari script. In this article, we provide you the detailed UPSC syllabus for Dogri optional and also the UPSC Dogri Optional Syllabus PDF.
Dogri literature syllabus for UPSC
Dogri consists of two papers (paper I and paper II) in UPSC Mains. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks. Find below the IAS Dogri syllabus:
UPSC Dogri literature Optional Paper I syllabus:
UPSC Dogri literature Optional Paper II syllabus:
IAS aspirants should note that Dogri literature for UPSC can potentially increase their chances of selection due to the low competition. Also, rural candidates have an advantage when opting for literature optionals as state education boards which have a higher reach in rural areas tend to have well-developed curricula for regional languages. Candidates should solve more questions from previous years’ UPSC question papers as well as from mock tests to be able to crack the UPSC Dogri exam. Dogri as a language has a well documented literary history which should be the focus of preparation.
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